As frustrated as we are with the Flyers’ game one loss to the Rangers, and the news that Steve Mason won’t be healthy enough to man the pipes for Game 2 of the series, stories like this really put things back in perspective.
A user of Reddit’s father, whose name was Patrick, recently passed away. While we don’t have exact details on the cause of death, or even his last name, we know that Patrick was a huge Flyers fan, who leaves behind a wife and children.
As his family tries to cope with his loss, Flyers’ captain Claude Giroux passed along his condolences in this letter.
The full letter said the following:
On behalf of the entire Philadelphia Flyers organization, I would like to thank Patrick (BLANK) for his years of support and dedication to our hockey team. Patrick’s constant support and unfailing loyalty is a true testament to the bond between our team and our fans and exemplifies why we have the best fans in the National Hockey League. Our thoughts are with the (BLANK) family during this difficult time and we would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family.
Captain, Philadelphia Flyers
That’s a pretty awesome gesture by Claude, that hopefully puts the Hockey Gods in the Flyers’ corner going forward.